NEO was originally known as ‘Antshares’ and launched by Da Hongfei in 2014, representing China’s first digital coin.


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Key Facts

  • NEO enables the development of digital assets and smart contracts.
  • NEO can support up to 10,000 transactions per second and uses a delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance (dBFT) consensus mechanism.
  • NEO tokens can be staked to produce GAS tokens which are used to fuel the platform, pay for computation or deployment of smart contracts within the NEO network.
  • NEO has been compared to Ethereum but NEO uses less energy (which could change as Ethereum moves to a proof of stake algorithm).
  • NEO is not mineable and has a total supply of 100,000,000.

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